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Geoff Chandler
G Chandler 
 
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1978 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2058
Highest rating achieved in database: 2068
Overall record: +21 -3 =1 (86.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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GEOFF CHANDLER
(born Jun-30-1951, 68 years old) United Kingdom

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Geoff T. Chandler of Scotland. He authored Rampant Chess together with Keith Ruxton (Quality Chess, ISBN: 978-1-90655-234-3, 2008).

User: Sally Simpson

Last updated: 2017-06-30 06:25:30

 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gordon Morrison vs G Chandler 0-1161978Edinburgh Club MinorA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
2. G Chandler vs R Austin 1-0261980Lothian ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
3. G Chandler vs D A Holmes 1-0261980Regional JamboreeB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. R Austin vs G Chandler ½-½311980Edinburgh Club ChampionshipC00 French Defense
5. G Chandler vs A White 1-0211980EdinburghB07 Pirc
6. G Chandler vs R Kynoch 1-0271981Edinburgh Club ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. G Chandler vs Ian Ferguson 1-0451981Edinburgh Chess LeagueB06 Robatsch
8. G Chandler vs E Gilliand 1-0131981EdinburghC46 Three Knights
9. G Chandler vs NN 1-0121983StockbridgeC50 Giuoco Piano
10. G Chandler vs R Ratcliff 1-0261983Edinburgh League MatchC51 Evans Gambit
11. G Chandler vs Kenny D Neil 1-0261984Training MatchB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. G Chandler vs NN 1-0201985Blitz GameC42 Petrov Defense
13. G Chandler vs B Tauren 1-0241989Edinburgh LeagueC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
14. G Chandler vs P Roberts 1-0271990Edinburgh Chess LeagueC77 Ruy Lopez
15. G Chandler vs V Slaven 1-0361991Edinburgh AllegroC00 French Defense
16. Eric Smith vs G Chandler 0-1251991Edinburgh Chess LeagueB01 Scandinavian
17. D Russell vs G Chandler  0-1291994SNCL Div 1 Aberdeen 1-EdinburghB40 Sicilian
18. G Soutar vs G Chandler 0-1161994Edinburgh Chess LeagueA15 English
19. N Thomas vs G Chandler  1-0531994SNCL Div 1 Castlehill 1-EdinburghC40 King's Knight Opening
20. G Chandler vs J B Henderson 0-1371994SNCL Div 1 Crowwood-EdinburghB07 Pirc
21. J King vs G Chandler  1-0341994SNCL Div 1 Edinburgh-DundeeA07 King's Indian Attack
22. S Hayes vs G Chandler 0-1272004League MatchA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. G Chandler vs C Tweedie  1-0302005Scottish National LeagueC77 Ruy Lopez
24. H McMillan vs G Chandler 0-1442006Edinburgh PremierB08 Pirc, Classical
25. G Chandler vs G Bucher 1-0202007Edinburgh CongressC40 King's Knight Opening
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Nov-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: At the press conference, expect Wesley to reveal that he's supported <Glasgow Rangers-Celtic> since he was a boy, and that he considers Scotland to be the most beautiful county in England.
Nov-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Miss S.

Wes's avatar is The Arsenal and Hibernian adopted the Arsenal style shirt.

"After the Second World War the “Hi-Bees” enjoyed their greatest period of success. Having adopted white sleeves to emulate the great Arsenal side in 1938, they were Scottish Champions in 1948, 1951 and 1952."

http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Sco...

Like me Wes will be a 'Hibee' and have to learn all The Proclaimers songs.

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Jan-17-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Up to part 9 of my 'History of Chess.'

Had no idea till I discovered it that Capablanca learned to play Chess with the very pieces that were tossed overboard from the Marie Celeste.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

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Jan-17-19  JimNorCal: Is all of that history legit? He said stupidly. Great, witty column!
Jan-17-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Jim,

It's all correct...well most of it...some of it...perhaps just a bit of it...I got Bob Wade's nationality right this time!

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Jan-17-19  JimNorCal: Yes, wise move to get the Wade nationality corrected.

As the old Aussie joke goes: How do you identify the Kiwi in a shoe store? He's the one who bars up to the Ugg boots.

You don't want to get on the bad side of a New Zealander ... they'll go weird on ya. In a heartbeat.

Jan-31-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

(Chess History (part eleven and a bit.)

I had no idea till I researched it that Botvinnik and only Botvinnik received ½ a point per bye in the 1948 World Championship Tournament. (like everyone else I'm blaming Keres.)

Also the real reason Fine did not play. (he never got the invite.)

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

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Mar-05-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

One day you might wake up and wonder if there is a game where all 16 pawns have been promoted to a Queen.

The answer is yes.

1.e4 f5 2.e5 Nf6 3.exf6 e5 4.g4 e4 5.Ne2 e3 6.Ng3 e2 7.h4 f4 8.h5 fxg3 9.h6 g5 10.Rh4 gxh4 11.g5 g2 12.g6 Bg7 13.hxg7 g1Q 14.f4 h3 15.f5 h2 16.b4 a5 17.b5 a4 18.b6 a3 19.Bb2 Ra7 20.bxa7 axb2 21.a4 b5 22.a5 b4 23.a6 b3 24.c4 h1Q 25.c5 h5 26.c6 Bb7 27.cxb7 c5 28.d4 c4 29.d5 Nc6 30.dxc6 c3 31.c7 c2 32.c8Q c1Q 33.b8Q Qcc7 34.a8Q d5 35.a7 d4 36.Nc3 dxc3 37.Qa6 c2 38.Qa8b7 c1Q 39.a8Q Qhd5 40.gxh8Q+ Kd7 41.g7 bxa1Q 42.g8Q b2 43.f7 b1Q 44.f8Q h4 45.f6 h3 46.f7 h2 47.Qfa3 h1Q 48.f8Q exf1Q+


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Mar-05-19  JimNorCal: Incroyable. (Pardon my French)
Mar-06-19
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  offramp: That is very well done, Geoff. I had wondered that and immediately reasoned that it was NOT possible. I thought that the pawns would not be able to weave around one another like that. I also did not believe that 18 queens could be on the board and neither king in check: after all, 9 queens control 63 squares (about).
Mar-06-19
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  OhioChessFan: Wow. I <had> thought about that. Like <off>, I had thought it wasn't possible.
Mar-06-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Offramp,

I did not compose it, a lad at Red Hot Pawn did (or posted it). I have no name other than a nik to give credit too. It is good

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Mar-06-19  JimNorCal: Now that it's been done, someone will come along and say "oh, I can do it in 37 moves!"
Mar-06-19
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  vonKrolock: Very economic solution too... 40 moves are, in principle, needed for all the promotions!
Mar-06-19
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  vonKrolock: The Author (surely a magistral PGs specialist) attained the goal with just twelve captures... 🤔
Mar-06-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi vonKrolock

He loves Retro Analysis and chess problems in general.

I said this is great, but I bet it cannot be done with 20 Rooks.

Thought I was safe here because getting the 16 Queens meant you have 4 Rooks to capture. To Queen all the pawns and get 20 Rooks you lose these four Rooks.

However another lad came up with:

1.d4 d5 2.e4 e5 3.f4 a5 4.f5 h5 5.Bf4 exf4 6.c4 b5 7.c5 b4 8.Bc4 dxc4 9.Nc3 bxc3 10.d5 g5 11.e5 g4 12.Nf3 gxf3 13.d6 c2 14.c6 c1R 15.f6 Rb1 16.e6 Bb7 17.cxb7 Na6 18.b8R Bg7 19.fxg7 f5 20.e7 Kf7 21.exd8R c3 22.Rdc8 c2 23.d7 c5 24.d8R c1R 25.a3 Nb4 26.axb4 c4 27.b5 c3 28.b6 c2 29.Kd2 f2 30.b7 f1R 31.b4 f3 32.g4 f2 33.g5 Nh6 34.h3 Ng4 35.hxg4 Rg1 36.g8R f1R 37.g6+ Ke6 38.Rc5 f4 39.Rbc8 f3 40.b8R f2 41.R8c7 Re1 42.b5 f1R 43.b6 a4 44.Ra2 a3 45.Rb2 a2 46.b7 a1R 47.Rbc8 h4 48.b8R h3 49.Rgf8 Rh7 50.Rh2 Rh8 51.Rhf2 h2 52.g7 h1R 53.g8R R8h7 54.g5 R7h6 55.g6 Rh7 56.g7 R7h6 57.Rh8 Rh7 58.g8R cxd1R

That is 20 Rooks legally on the board and as a bonus if we go back to the position just before the last under promotion.


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58...cxd1=R


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Is checkmate.

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Mar-06-19
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  vonKrolock: Hello <Sally Simpson>! Yes, indeed... Here there's additional difficulty, so the lengthier maneuvering. Thanks for sharing, they're very interesting!
Apr-17-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Saw a picture of a chess mural painted on the outside of a pub 67 miles (that is a lot of Kilometres) from where I live.

Using my free bus pass it was three hours there and three hours back all for a picture and a pint.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

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Apr-17-19  JimNorCal: "There is a pub ‘The Pawn Lounge’ in Alexandria near Dumbarton, Scotland"

We have something in common! Near me is the Dumbarton Bridge. It has no chess mural though.
Doesn't serve pints, either.
Hmm, maybe not so much in common ...

Seriously, nice article.

Apr-17-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Jim,

Why did you not say so earlier.

You could have crossed the Dumbarton bridge and met up for pints and blitz in 'The Pawn.'

Looks like I have another 6 hour round trip to make.

BTW that wee town, Alexandria, (do Crewe play there?) has a couple of smashing 2nd hand shops. Picked up some chess & Sci-Fi books and that jacket I'm wearing in the picture (£3.00) I threw the one I went there in into a bin.

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Sep-03-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

A recruit is being talked through his survival gear by his sergeant.

‘A knife, rations, map, chess set, compass, flares...’

“Wait a minute,” asks the recruit, “Why do I need a chess set.”

“If you are alone and need help, take out the chess set and play over an ending. Sooner or later someone will appear to tell you where you are going wrong.”

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Sep-03-19  JimNorCal: I can't think of any other chess jokes that I know. Thanks!
Sep-04-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Jim,

Born out of frustration after hearing yet again the 'chess nuts in an open foyer' gag.

There is also the one about having dinner with Gary Kasparov, the table cloth was chequered, it took him 15 minutes to pass the salt.

and: My dates with women are always failures, my opening moves are as old as MCO I.

My wife left me for a Marshall and I won't Averbach.

I'll stop there....

Was there not a thread here where you put jokes.

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Sep-04-19
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  morfishine: A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while. "I can hardly believe my eyes!" he exclaimed. "That's the smartest dog I've ever seen."

"Nah, he's not that smart," the friend replied. "I'm up 2 games to 1"

Sep-04-19
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  Retireborn: <morfishine> Obviously the dog played the Collie opening. That one's got whiskers on it too.
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